I have eaten at Tom's for several years, as has my family. I took my new in-laws there when they were in town, and they loved it. Given the tone of another review on this site, I thought I would add my own, since my experience is very different. I have always found the food of excellent quality and well prepared. They often have interesting specials. Appetizers are varied and tasty. The New York steak is particularly good, as is the seafood. The desserts are great - I particularly recommend the key lime pie; it's to die for. They don't always have it, but when they do - get it! I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal there, and many have been memorable. The atmosphere is good, with a quaint homey feel, rustic decorations and yes, a working wood stove in the winter. I have found that reservations are helpful, but it depends on the day of the week and the time of the year. Weekends tend to be busier, but in the summer and around winter holidays, even weekdays can be busy. The owners are friendly, and the chef has come out in the past to ask how our meal was, as well as to tell us about the history of the house, which is old New England style. Overall, I would call it very dependable and one of the best restaurants in the area.
After a wonderful day of skiing, friends suggested we go to this restaurant. When we arrived there was no one else in the place which should have been our first clue. We asked the waitress if we could sit next to the wood stove, as my wife was cold. We were told, not very nicely, that those tables were for parties of four. I should have asked if they were suddenly expecting a huge crowd. She sat us in the next room, as far away from the wood stove as possible and told us we would be hot by the wood stove. She left the room, and my wife went to the wood stove to warm herself. When she came back in, she rolled her eyes at her. This is when we should have left. She brought us out a plate of celery, radishes, olives with pimentos, and other unsavory items. The dinner menu was not at all interesting. We both had bland broccoli and average mashed potatoes. My wife had baked stuffed haddock that was seasoned in a very unsavory way, which did not at all work I had a steak that was not tender or tasty and had a sauce on it that that would make my tractor stall. We heard that they have wonderful desserts here, but we just couldn't manage to give them any more of our money. I can't express enough how rude this waitress was. I would say that this was a totally horrible experience, except we could not stop laughing, as this waitress had such a sour face, and we were making so many jokes, especially about her inability to sit us near the wood stove, as we were the only people in the place the whole time. This will be a very memorable experience for us, and every time we drive by after skiing we laugh about it. I found it very funny that the previous review recommended reservations, as I don't know how they even stay in business. If I could give this a negative five stars, I would.
Lovely and historic B&B close to the NH outdoor mecca of North Conway, but just across the ME state line,
so its nice and quiet! What you'll find here is relaxing informality, comfy rooms, great food, and free WIFI ...